Guidelines for Certification of Manufactured Stormwater BMPs Task Committee

The Guidelines for Certification of Manufactured Stormwater BMPs (Best Management Practices) Task Committee is jointly under the Stormwater Infrastructure Committee, which is part of the Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Council, and the Wet-Weather Flow Technologies Committee, which is part of the Urban Water Resources Research Council (UWRRC). Both councils are under the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


This task committee will review existing certification programs for various manufactured stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) and seek input on certification methods and content from a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to engineers, scientists, regulators, manufacturers, vendors, and owners. This review and input will be used to develop new guidelines for certification of these manufactured devices. The issues to be considered will include laboratory testing methods, field monitoring requirements, performance criteria, design flows or volumes, scaling laws, maintenance procedures and schedules, and other issues of relevance and importance.

Manufactured stormwater BMPs are an integral part of the stormwater infrastructure, as well as wet-weather flow technologies. They are a common technology, but there are a lack of guidelines regarding the use of these manufactured devices. Part of this task committee's mission is to explore the evolving technologies of non-point source stormwater controls. This task committee is committed to furthering ASCE's sustainable principles (Policy Statement 418).

This task committee will build upon products from other committees on field monitoring and lab testing methods and progress to the final certification that design engineers and regulatory agencies that issue permits can use.


A document of developed guidelines (a technical guidance manual) will be published by ASCE. Intermediate and final products will be presented at the EWRI Congress and possibly other professional meetings, and it will be published in peer- reviewed ASCE journals.

  1. Compiling a report for guidelines of manufactured stormwater BMP devices.
    1. A draft report was presented at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2010.
    2. A panel reviewed the draft report at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2010.

Board of Directors

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Last updated by Jeff Glenn on July 4, 2012.

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